Sexual health promotion: how and why

The Health Promotion team at the Sexual Health Centre delivers skills-based workshops to youth and community groups, parents and professionals in the Cork area. We have been delivering training programmes since 1987. Our workshops are accessible, comprehensive and based on enhancing positive sexual health for all. We allow participants to discuss potentially difficult subjects in a format that allows them to be comfortable within the group and with the topics.

Research indicates that good quality sex education helps young people start their sex lives later. Sexual health promotion is important as statistics indicate that sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies are on the increase. This also tackles misinformation they may receive from the internet, TV, or other sources.